[Samba] "remove from freelist" errors in syslog and msdfs strangeness

george bennear gbennear at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 15:09:02 GMT 2008

Does anyone know what the below means in the log file? Occurs most every
time a user logs on:

tdb(/var/state/samba/msdfs/gencache.tdb): remove_from_freelist: not on list
at off=4520  (<-) this number always the same

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We also have a strangeness with our msdfs shares. Users are reporting seeing
nested folders ie:  their home directory inside their home directory. The
files do not look this way on the linux server (RHEL4)  but on the Windows
XP clients they appear nested (user/user/files). They change and even
appear/disappear as users are logged in.

What might cause that?  I'm suspecting some sort of DFS issues, timing sync
issues (PDC) - but not sure.

We're running Samba 3.025b

Both of these occurred after an upgrade from what I believe was 3.022


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